Affordable Housing Incentive Fund (AHIF): The Affordable Housing Incentive Fund (AHIF) program funds the development of affordable housing units for very low-income households. Financial assistance is provided to municipalities, other government and nonprofit agencies, private and nonprofit housing developers and other lenders in supporting the creation or preservation of long-term affordable housing countywide, typically in the form of a deferred low-interest loan. Affordable Housing Incentive Fund operates under the Hennepin County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HCHRA) Board of Commissioners.

Deadline: Due on Thursday, February 8, by 3:00 p.m.

Bridging Benefits Program – Reducing Recidivism for People Re-Entering the Community from Correctional Facilities: The program assess public assistance and health insurance eligibility for people identified of having a high risk of returning to prison.

Deadline: Ongoing

Capacity Building Program: This program provides grants to fund activities which help create inclusive and thriving communities. Funds will build capacity to address root causes of housing challenges and housing disparities and build power in communities most impacted by housing issues.

Deadline: Plan to open the program for Requests for Proposals (RFP) in 2024 for contracts starting in 2024 or 2025

Community Stabilization for Acquisition and rehab for Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing (NOAH): To preserve naturally occurring affordable housing through acquisition and rehabilitation by providing grants to eligible properties.

Deadline: Ongoing

Economic Development and Housing Challenge: Program will fund multifamily rental and single-family ownership, new construction and redevelopment across the state.

 Deadline: Ongoing

Family Homelessness Prevention and Assistance Program: The Family Homeless Prevention and Assistance Program (FHPAP) provides short-term assistance to families at risk of homelessness. Types of assistance may include one-time rental payments, assistance with first or last month’s rent, or one-time mortgage payments.

Deadline: All documents must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. Central time on Thursday, February 22, 2024, to be considered for funding.

Fee-based Home Purchasing: This program provides downpayment capital to incentivize development of home purchasing products for interest-averse buyers, administered by NeighborWorks Home Partners.

Deadline: This will take place July 01, 2024

First Generation Downpayment Assistance: These resources will provide enhanced downpayment assistance (up to $35,000 per home) to buyers whose parents did not own a home or who lost a home to foreclosure.

Deadline: The First-Generation Homebuyer Loan Program will be available in spring 2024.  

Greater Minnesota Housing Infrastructure: This new program provides grants up to 50% of the cost of public infrastructure for housing development.

Deadline: Program is still being developed, and details are subject to change. More information will be added to this page as it becomes available.

Greater MN Workforce Housing Development: The program builds new rental housing in Greater Minnesota, predominantly in cities and towns with populations under 5,000.

Deadline: Applications are due Tuesday April 30, 2024, by noon Central time

Hi-Rise Sprinkler Grants: This funding will support the installation of sprinkler systems in existing properties currently unprotected. A survey will be done to identify other buildings in need.

Deadline: Will take effect July 01, 2024

Homeownership Assistance Fund/Downpayment Assistance: The Homeownership Assistance Fund/Downpayment Assistance provides funding for the Agency’s downpayment and closing cost assistance program.

Deadline: Ongoing

Homeownership Investment Grant: This program provides grants for development, financing, and rehab/resale of homes for affordable owner-occupancy, through CDFIs. 

Deadline: Ongoing

Homework Starts with Home: This funding will provide rent and other housing assistance to families with or expecting children that lack housing stability, many of whom have previously experienced homelessness.

Deadline: Ongoing

Housing Assistance for People with Disabilities (Bridges): Bridges provides rental assistance for families in which at least one adult member has a serious mental illness. This on-going funding will help people with disabilities transition to and maintain housing in the community of their choice.

Deadline: In 2024 and 2025

Housing Infrastructure: Provides loans and grants for the development of permanent supportive housing, preservation of existing housing, senior housing, single homes and manufactured home park infrastructure.

Deadline: Ongoing

Housing Mediation Grant Program: This new funding will support a statewide housing mediation program to provide support to renters and residential property owners.  

Deadline: Ongoing

Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA): Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) is a federal program that provides housing assistance and related services to low-income people living with HIV/AIDS and their families. In Minnesota, HOPWA funds are administered by the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency (MHFA) and distributed to project sponsors who serve eligible households in different regions of the state.

Deadline: Ongoing

Housing Trust Fund Rental Assistance Program: The Housing Trust Fund (HTF) Program Rental Assistance is a state-funded rental assistance program administered by Minnesota Housing. The program provides temporary rental assistance, housing-related expenses such as application fees and security deposits, in partnership with supportive services for High Priority Homeless (HPH) families and individuals. The program is available in Cass and Beltrami Counties and is funded by the state of Minnesota.

Deadline: Grant Term: 10/1/2023 – 9/30/2025

Landlord Risk Mitigation: The program provides a financial guarantee and case management services to incentivize rental housing owners to rent to tenants they would otherwise not likely rent to.

Deadline: The program began on May 2nd, 2022, and will be evaluated for effectiveness in April, 2023.

Lead Safe Homes: This new funding will identify and/or remediate lead health hazards in properties serving residents at or below 60% AMI.

Deadline: Each program is still being developed, and details are subject to change. More information will be added to this page as it becomes available.

Local Affordable Housing Aid: This newly established aid program will support metropolitan local governments to develop and preserve affordable housing within their jurisdictions to keep households from losing housing and to help individuals facing homelessness find housing.

Deadline: Each program is still being developed, and details are subject to change. More information will be added to this page as it becomes available.

Local Housing Trust Fund Grants: This provides matching grants to incentivize local housing trust funds including $1 million to Northland Initiative Foundation.

Deadline: Each program is still being developed, and details are subject to change. More information will be added to this page as it becomes available.

MACV Supportive Housing Grant: This funding will support the creation of more affordable rental housing units for Veterans and efforts to connect Veterans with services they need to be successful in their tenancy.

Deadline: Ongoing

Providing Safe Housing for Victims of Violence: This funding is for a new program to provide resources for survivors of domestic and sexual violence to access safe and stable housing, which reduces homelessness and promotes stability, safety, and well-being of victims and their families.

Deadline: Ongoing

Public Housing Rehabilitation: Program provides loans for the rehabilitation of public housing, particularly to address health, safety, accessibility, and energy efficiency issues.

Deadline: Applications are due on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, 12:00 p.m. Central Time

Rental Assistance “Bring It Home”: This is a new statewide rental assistance program, funded via ongoing appropriation and in the metro area via a .25% metro-wide sales tax.

Deadline: Not active yet

Strengthen Supportive Housing: This funding will strengthen supportive housing for individuals and families who are at risk of or have experienced homelessness.

Deadline: Ongoing

Supportive Housing Strategy Capital Funds: Hennepin County’s supportive housing strategy offers capital funding and technical assistance to develop long-term affordable supportive housing projects.

Deadline: Due on Thursday, February 8, by 3:00 p.m.

Workforce Homeownership Program: This program will increase the supply of single-family homes across the state. The program finances homeownership development grants to cities, tribal governments, nonprofit organization, cooperatives and community land trusts for development of workforce and affordable homeownership projects.

Deadline: Applications are due on Tuesday, April 30, 2024 at noon Central time.